Review: taking Valium and Paxil together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Valium and Paxil together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Valium and Paxil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,831 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 21,503 users)

Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 69,783 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

2,831 people who take Valium, Paxil are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Valium and Paxil drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Valium:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 7 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 10+ years: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Paxil:
  • < 1 month: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.0% - (1 of 9 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 10+ years: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Valium:
  • female: 17.0% - (3 of 17 people)
  • male: 30.0% - (7 of 23 people)
Paxil:
  • female: 57.0% - (11 of 19 people)
  • male: 29.0% - (7 of 24 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Valium:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 50-59: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
Paxil:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 80.0% - (8 of 10 people)
  • 30-39: 10.0% - (1 of 10 people)
  • 40-49: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 50-59: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • pyrexia
  • tachycardia
  • hyperthermia
  • somnolence
  • coma
  • convulsion
  • overdose
  • disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • multi-organ failure
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
1 - 6 months:
  • convulsion
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
  • hyperthermia
  • pyrexia
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • persistent foetal circulation
  • premature baby
  • atrial septal defect
  • ventricular septal defect
6 - 12 months:
  • suicidal ideation
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • drug ineffective
  • aggression
  • persistent foetal circulation
  • premature baby
  • tachycardia
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
1 - 2 years:
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • hyperhidrosis
  • confusional state
  • disturbance in attention
  • paraesthesia
2 - 5 years:
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • panic attack
  • nightmare
  • depression
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • persistent foetal circulation
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • overdose
  • intentional self-injury
  • withdrawal syndrome
10+ years:
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • nightmare
  • restlessness
  • hyperhidrosis
  • sleep disorder
  • anxiety
  • convulsion
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • suicidal ideation
  • insomnia
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • pain
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • tremor
male:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • tremor
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • hyperhidrosis

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • apgar score low
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • back pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • bundle branch block right
  • cerumen impaction
  • chest pain
  • developmental delay
  • dizziness
10-19:
  • aggression
  • hyperhidrosis
  • mood swings
  • anxiety
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • memory impairment
  • suicidal ideation
  • completed suicide
  • overdose
  • nightmare
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • agitation
  • tremor
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • hyperhidrosis
  • nausea
  • paraesthesia
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • tremor
  • headache
  • paraesthesia
  • hyperhidrosis
  • vomiting
40-49:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • insomnia
  • asthenia
  • weight increased
  • pain
50-59:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • weight decreased
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • diarrhoea
60+:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fall
  • vomiting
  • back pain
  • insomnia
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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